Good heatsink for AM2 cpu AM2+ socket

i have a Athlon 5000 OCed at 2.8 but i dont want to go any further until i cool this thing down. im on the stock cooler and my idle is around 40C and orthos stress testing brings me to 65C

i need a new heat sink.
whats the best one out there that i can get under preferebly under $50 and i will also be buying some artic silver 5 to go with it. my motherboard uses socket AM2+
it would need to be about 3.5 inches wide (or a LITTLE more) in order to fit without hitting my RAM. it could be 8 inches tall and still fit without hitting the side fan. thanks for any help
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  1. i've got the x2 7750 on the artic freezer64 may not be the best but it has artic mx2 preaplied and is $25-$30 depending on where you buy it.
  2. Some one linked this for me before. Pretty useful.

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

    Note, scroll down further for the AMD coolers.
  3. I personally like my Noctua NH-U12P, it can be had on newegg, and frozencpu (unless they dropped it recently). If you do get this one, make sure your case is deep enough.
  4. Blacklyte said:
    i've got the x2 7750 on the artic freezer64 may not be the best but it has artic mx2 preaplied and is $25-$30 depending on where you buy it.


    Ive been using one for over a year now first on my Athlon x2 6000+ Oced @3.3ghz and now on my new Phenom II x4 940 Oced @3.7ghz with an idle temp of 27c and load of around 35c.
  5. Blacklyte said:
    i've got the x2 7750 on the artic freezer64 may not be the best but it has artic mx2 preaplied and is $25-$30 depending on where you buy it.


    I'll second the Artic freezer64. I have one on a 5000+Be and another on a standard 5000+. Both run fine at 3.1GHZ and rarely go above 50C.
  6. ya, im thinking the artic freezer, its cheap and seams like it works, Should i get some arctic silver 5 with it, or is the pre applied stuff just as good?
  7. iggybeans said:
    I'll second the Artic freezer64. I have one on a 5000+Be and another on a standard 5000+. Both run fine at 3.1GHZ and rarely go above 50C.


    Do you mean this?
    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185125
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